Handtmann has developed a three-module system for high-voltage battery housings that can be easily adapted to the architecture of electric vehicles: Profile composite, profile-cast composite and die cast composite.
B2B platforms bring suppliers and customers together and minimize search and transaction costs. Matthias Spanic, Managing Director of scrappel GmbH provides an overview of how SMEs in particular can benefit from these advantages.
Whether pedelecs, e-scooters or drones - all these forms of mobility use an electric motor to drive them. In order to make the motors more efficient, researchers at Fraunhofer IFAM have developed a casting process that can be used to produce lightweight windings from aluminum and a higher groove filling factor.
After world trade in die casting and low-pressure die casting machinery declined in 2016 and 2017, exports increased by 6.5% in 2018. Due to increasing demands on die casting cells and the need for efficient information exchange, experts are working on a standardised open communication interface.
Obstacles to approval under the WLPT standard, which substantially reduced call-off figures were typical problems, the German die casting industry had to face in 2018. New demands on alloy developments and process technologies promise opportunities for foundries.
From 14th to 16th January 2020 the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg will once more become the meeting place for the die casting industry. In 2020 the international trade fair will offer the Die Casting Conference with a top quality lecture programme, special shows, the Additive Manufacturing pavilion and the EUROGUSS Talent Award.
Pyrotek Inc. is scheduled to complete construction in November of a new manufacturing facility in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to serve and supply the rapidly growing aluminium smelting operations of the region.
The current economic turbulences prompted us to talk to José Javier Gonzalez of the Executive Secretariat of the World Foundry Organization (WFO) about the current economic situation. The focus was once again on the effects of a possible Brexit on all foundry nations.
This may be a very strong sentence, but our point is that High Pressure Die Casting (HPDC) as we know it today is undergoing rapid changes in terms of technology, industrial structure and customer demands. As the changes are so big, we think it is in order to speak about a technology shift that probably will change our industry in a few years.